Free Dayton Cooking Class Feb. 20th

Dayton, Nevada– The public is warmly invited to join guest Chef Cynthia Kroon for a healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday February 20th, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. The class is completely free, no need to register, and everyone is welcome. Chef Cynthia Kroon has a BS in Nutritional Science, and more than 40 years experience in the culinary industry.

Menu: Participants will learn how to prepare chocolate beet cake with avocado frosting, Focaccia bread, avocado egg salad and Mediterranean Salmon Salad.

Cooking begins at 5:30pm and participants will sit down together to eat at around 6:15pm.

On the third Monday of each month, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts a free cooking demo and dinner featuring healthy menu possibilities that incorporate varying foods distributed through USDA Commodities each month. For instance, this month’s recipes include USDA Commodities’ canned salmon and eggs.

Questions? Call Healthy Communities at 246-7550 or see

Part of A Regional Healthy Food Hub: The cooking classes are one of many “spokes” in a regional healthy food hub.

The cooking class is one spoke in a regional “Healthy Food Hub” – an effort to increase access to and demand for affordable, locally and sustainably grown food. Healthy Communities promotes the Hub through initiatives and programs such as school and community gardens and hoop houses and gardening classes and clubs, Jackrabbit Junction (a year-round in-door farmers market), summer farmers market at Community Roots, school salad bars with local produce, volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs and Dayton, Community Roots nonprofit plant nursery, and cooking classes that emphasize affordable, healthy menus.


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